More recently, Minnesota snapped Stanford’s 37-match win streak, proving that the team is not invincible and giving cause to Nebraska’s claim as top dog.
Evidenced by a season-best seven team aces, Stanford’s serving kept Nebraska constantly out of system, allowing easier blocks and digs.
Three aces, two from Plummer and one from junior defensive specialist Kate Formico, and four blocks early in the first set allowed Stanford to build a comfortable 18-10 lead.
As expected, senior libero Morgan Hentz paced the court with 22 digs, making this her third game in a row to up at least 20 balls.
The final set started close, with Nebraska even seizing a small two-point lead, but the Cardinal shifted into an even higher gear from the third.
After being tortured for years by the Redskins, Browns, and Orioles, the wide successes of the Cardinal have shown him that the teams you root for can in fact win championships.
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